Why Famous: Paar was best known as the second host of 'The Tonight Show,' from 1957 to 1962. He was drafted by NBC to reboot 'The Tonight Show' after the show intended to replace it was a flop.
While following in Steve Allen's footsteps was no laughing matter, Paar proved incredibly popular and boosted the show's ratings beyond even that of the original.
Subsequently Paar had his own show, 'Jack Paar Tonite' and made guest appearances throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
- 1954-03-15 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar
- 1957-01-28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
- 1957-07-29 Jack Paar's The Tonight show premieres
- 1960-02-11 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
- 1961-04-05 Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"
- 1962-03-29 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "The Tonight Show"
- 1964-01-03 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"